Identifying patients with chronic pain who respond to acupuncture: results from an individual patient data meta-analysis.

CONCLUSION: We did not find evidence to support the notion that there are exceptional acupuncture responders. The challenge remains to identify features of chronic pain patients that can be used to distinguish those that have a good response to acupuncture treatment. PMID: 32571096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

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Abstract Acupuncture has been increasingly used as an integrative or complementary therapy for pain. It is well-tolerated with little risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional acupuncture and nontraditional techniques, such as electroacupuncture and dry needling, often result in reported pain improvement. Multiple factors may contribute to variability in acupuncture's therapeutic effects, including needling technique, number of needles used, duration of needle retention, acupuncture point specificity, number of treatments, and numerous subjective (psychological) factors. Controlled trials have been published on...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
You're reading Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. According to the Centre ...
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You're reading Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. According to the Centre...
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You're reading What Are The Best Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. Accor...
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For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
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It is easy to ridicule a 2000-year-old treatment that can seem closer to magic than to science. Indeed, from the 1970s to around 2005, the skeptic’s point of view was understandable, because the scientific evidence to show that acupuncture worked, and why, was weak, and clinical trials were small and of poor quality. But things have changed since then. A lot. Thanks to the development of valid placebo controls (for example, a retractable “sham” device that looks like an acupuncture needle but does not penetrate the skin), and the publication of several large and well-designed clinical trials in the last d...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Headache Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Authors: Tantivesruangdet N Abstract Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment that is increasingly attracting the interest of the public. It is a complementary therapy that is widely used for management of pain, especially chronic discomfort caused by migraine, low-back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee(¹⁻³). The evidence base for the effectiveness of acupuncture and its clinical applications is controversial, and although its efficacy and safety in the management of acute pain have been demonstrated, the quality of this modality is still questionable. The present study reports a case of acute ankl...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: Journals (General) Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Our study aimed to identify patient-provider clusters with different patterns of expectations for treatment outcomes. All patients (n= 885) received acupuncture treatment from physicians for their migraine, headache, osteoarthritis, or chronic low back pain. We identified six robust patient-provider expectation clusters (PPECs) (inter-classification reliability> 0.89) showing differences between patients and providers in their expected treatment responses (e.g., unrealistic optimists, optimistic doubters).
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. So is the NHS making a grave error in supporting this ancient treatment?• Are vitamin pills a sham? Q&A with Dr. Paul OffitYou can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force running through your body with needles and the NHS will be happy to oblige.The gov...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science and scepticism Alternative medicine Health Culture NHS Acupuncture Source Type: news
View the Podcast here. Chronic pain affects nearly 90 million Americans. It usually begins with a sports injury, car accident or health condition like migraines, diabetes, arthritis and cancer.  Chronic pain is different from the acute pain of stubbing your toe and often feels like burning, shooting, or shocking sensations.  The good news is that today’s pain specialists have sophisticated new treatments — from medications to advanced technologies — to provide chronic pain relief.    Chronic pain can be classified as nociceptive or neuropathic pain.  In some cases (nociceptive pa...
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